Saturday, September 18, 2021

Destinations in Oman

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Regions in Oman

Northern Oman (Muscat, Bahla, Buraimi, Hajar Mountains, Madha, Matrah, Musandam Peninsula, Sohar)
the capital city, fertile Al-Batinah coast, majestic Hajar Mountains and the Musandam Peninsula

Central Coastal Oman (Ibra, Masirah Island, Sur, Wahiba Sands)
Awe-inspiring dunes, ancient forts, and coastal beauty line the Indian Ocean in Central Coastal Oman

Dhofar (Zufar) (Salalah)
lush coastal lowlands and mountains bordering Yemen

Empty Quarter
a vast desert wasteland that includes most of the relatively undefined Saudi Arabian border region

Cities in Oman

  • Muscat is the capital and biggest city of Oman (812.000)
  • Bahla is an oasis village and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Buraimi is a border crossing town in the United Arab Emirates, near Al Ain.
  • Ibra is the entry point to the Wahiba Sands.
  • Matrah is a town that is close to the capital city and has a similar history.
  • Nizwa is home to one of Oman’s most well-known forts.
  • Salalah – the southern part of the country, which is nearly tropical during the Kareef.
  • Sohar is one of Sindbad’s fabled residences.
  • Sur – where dhows are still made by hand

Other destinations in Oman

  • The Hajar Mountains are a magnificent range that extends into the United Arab Emirates and is the tallest on the Arabian Peninsula.
  • Madha is a small Omani exclave entirely encircled by the United Arab Emirates.
  • Masirah Island – this refuge for turtles and other animals offers a true desert island experience.
  • Musandam Peninsula is a rocky outpost in the Hormuz Straits with several spectacular wadis.
  • Massive undulating dunes stretch as far as the eye can reach in the Wahiba Sands.